In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States. In , just one year after the historic Stonewall Riots that galvanized the gay rights movement, law student Richard Baker and librarian James McConnell applied for a marriage license in Minnesota.
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Many states and the District of Columbia now allow same-sex couples to file joint returns. With this right comes tax complications for qualifying couples. The good news for many gay and lesbian couples: A growing number of states allow them to file joint state income tax returns. The other good news: The federal government now allows married same sex couples to file joint federal income tax returns. If you are married under state law then your marriage is recognized under federal law for tax filing purposes. This is true even if you are domiciled in a state that doesn't recognize your marriage.
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New York City has always prided itself on its openness and diversity, and we look forward to welcoming all couples who want to get married amid our bright lights and legendary sights, including many landmarks of gay history. Whether you are a native New Yorker or someone who has dreamed of having your wedding in New York City, that opportunity is now yours. Many same-sex couples have waited years to get married, so there may be a higher demand for Marriage Licenses when the law goes into effect on July 24,
Social Security touches the life of every American, both directly and indirectly. We help older Americans, workers who become disabled, wounded warriors, and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about million people work and pay Social Security taxes, and about 64 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits. When the time comes for that first job, the number is already in place.